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Op-Ed: Virginia Can Capitalize on New Energy Opportunities
Virginia lags its neighboring states in embracing transformational market forces and developing a modern energy economy. “We already know what the status quo costs our communities. But we haven’t seen what happens when we invest in local advanced energy businesses and jobs.”
Op-Ed: Next Governor Can Modernize Virginia’s Energy Economy
The “sleeping giant” of Virginia’s economy is the “advanced energy” sector, which employees more than 75,000 people in the energy efficiency sector—about as many as work in grocery stores—and 4,300 in the burgeoning solar industry, almost twice the number who work coal, oil, and natural gas.